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A lot of us have G.A.S. but do you also have M.O.R.E syndrome??

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by rudos1, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

    Aug 16, 2013
    Boston
    We all know GAS is Gear Acquisition Syndrome but I will admit I also suffer from MORE. This stands for Modify Or Repair Everything. I read an interview with the late Walter Becker who brought up this particular issue. As soon as you get or even see a new piece of gear you think "Damn, if that had some nice pickups and a bigger block..." Well you get the idea. Who else????
     

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    Stormy Monday OMG At the end of the cul-de-sac Strat-Talk Supporter


  3. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 5, 2015
    The EU

  4. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Admin Post
    Terminal case.
     
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  5. newplayeroldguy

    newplayeroldguy in the wind

    May 12, 2015
    north and east
    nope

    I try to not screw with that which does not need to be screwed with, and only screw with that which does need to be screwed with. I learned this lesson the hard (and expensive) way with motorcycles, and now apply the knowledge to everything else.

    So my MIA strat remains untouched (except for a professional setup, of course) and my amp has had a speaker swap, rebiasing, and some resoldering by a professional amp tech.
     
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  6. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

    520
    Dec 13, 2017
    Land of Lincoln
    I have both big time. Trying to keep them in check though. It's hard.
     

  7. usul1978

    usul1978 Guitar bricolo Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 9, 2015
    France
    So bad.

    I have some rules and boundaries, but it's just a way to cope.
     

  8. b2187101

    b2187101 Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    48
    90
    Dec 9, 2008
    Ohio
    Yes. I have a bone stock MIJ Pink Paisley Stratocaster that I keep repeating the mantra... I will not Mod this guitar, I will not Mod this guitar, etc.

    We'll see if I can keep it stock.
     
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  9. davidKOS

    davidKOS Musician, Composer, Teacher Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 28, 2012
    California
    Naw, I've learned to not fix what ain't broken.
     
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  10. Raiders757

    Raiders757 Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    48
    Sep 2, 2016
    Virginia
    I keep it minimal with my Fenders, but when it comes to my Squier, I gut em' and replace everything just for fun.

    Sadly Uncle Sam has put a halt to my GAS and MORE syndromes for the foreseeable future.
     
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  11. RaySachs

    RaySachs Strat-O-Master Silver Member

    Age:
    59
    731
    Jun 25, 2017
    Philly area
    Nope. I had it with cycling. I had enough spare parts and even frames around to damn near start my own shop. I’d build a bike up from parts on a Saturday nd ride 60 miles on it Sunday. I basically never bought bikes, just stuff with which to make bikes. And I almost never left well enough alone...

    Guitars, not interested. I’ll adjust intonation and action and slightly tweak a truss rod if needed. That’s as far as I go. After that I just play em... if it needs anything beyond those minor tweaks I just mentioned, I take it to a tech. I suppose if I had GAS for more gear, I might have to learn to do my own work, but I have two pretty nice electrics and one nice acoustic plus a really cheap little bash around acoustic, and I basically play one of the electrics and the nice acoustic about 90% or more of the time, so the odds of the other two needing any work are slim and when the two I use the most need anything, there are techs for that...

    -Ray
     

  12. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    77
    Dec 2, 2010
    Peardale CA
    Nice new pickup with a big block motor would be nice.
     
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  13. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    what I like to do is buy a brand new guitar and then change all the hardware and pickups.
    then I like to change the neck.
    lastly I change the body.
    then I have tone.
     
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  14. Paperback Rocker

    Paperback Rocker Nitro-mancer Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 18, 2014
    Lewisville, TX
    Yes, until I got into Custom Shops. Only modified one of those with new pickups.
     

  15. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    I think you missed the N and wrote tone. Didnt you mean you hade None of the original guitar left so effectively you got 2 guitars for the price of one..... :rolleyes:

    Sorry couldnt resist
     

  16. heltershelton

    heltershelton ASKED TO LEAVE THE STAGE Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jun 5, 2013
    Not Florida
    no, I meant tone.
    I wrote this post because I think it is ridiculous to change things that dont need changing. I mean, to each his own, and its just my opinion.
     
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  17. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Here, there, everywhere....
    I'm there, and its a great trip......
     

  18. guitarface

    guitarface Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 11, 2012
    New York
    I have almost the opposite of MORE. I'm afraid that if I tinker at all, whatever I like about the guitar will be lost forever, never to return. You might call it LOMP. Loss of mojo phobia.
     

  19. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

    Mar 14, 2014
    Liverpool UK

  20. Chont

    Chont Senior Stratmaster

    Sep 25, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    You've just described my partscaster LOL

    1993 I purchase a MIK Squier... the one with the large "Fender" logo.

    Changed out pickups in 1995. Then around 1997, I decided I wanted it a different color so rather than painting it, I bought an ash body and attempted to do a finish on it.

    Around the same time I decided I needed an LSR nut and Locking tuners.

    In 2014 it got a new paint job and then I decided it needed a new bridge.

    Now I'm hating on the neck and since i have another strat that I don't play but like the neck considering pulling that off and sticking it on the Seoulcaster. But that would require me to probably redrill the neck mount holes on one or the other so I've been kicking around the idea of buying one of the Fender replacement bodies.

    Yeah i got it bad.
     
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